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Gators lose two receivers to transfer

Chris Dunkley

Two wide receivers — including an early enrollee — who were with Florida at the start of spring practice are no longer with the program shortly after the sessions ended, the school announced Friday afternoon.

Wishing “both of these guys the best of luck in their future endeavors, both on and off the field,” head coach Will Muschamp confirmed that Chris Dunkley (pictured) and Javares McRoy have asked for and been granted their release from scholarships and will transfer to other schools.

Dunkley was entering his redshirt freshman season after not seeing the field in 2010, that due in large part to a lingering hamstring issue.  He had been suspended for portions of spring practice this year due to academic issues.  There’s no word on what schools may be looking at.

“It’s been a great learning experience being here at the University of Florida, but I feel like it’s in my best interest to get a fresh start somewhere else,” Dunkley said in a statement.

McRoy enrolled early at UF and was a participant in spring practice this year.  Unlike Dunkley, McRoy’s destination is already known as the receiver plans on enrolling at Texas Tech.  His older brother is a member of the Red Raiders football team, and Javares had previously been a Tech verbal commitment until flipping to the Gators.

“I enjoyed my time at Florida, but I really want the chance to play with my brother Ben, who is at Texas Tech,” McRoy said in his statement. “Florida has been very understanding and is giving me that opportunity.”

Dunkley was a four-star member of UF’s 2010 recruiting class and was rated as the No. 9 receiver in the country by Rivals.com.  If you looking for potential clues as to a future destination, he chose the Gators over Georgia and Alabama.

McRoy was also a four-star recruit and was the No. 29 receiver in the nation by Rivals.com.

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1 Response to “Gators lose two receivers to transfer”
  1. alkscout says: Apr 16, 2011 12:16 AM

    I’m not sure how you can have academic issues at Florida. I know a former U.S. Army All-American linebacker that went there.

    He was promised the world in terms of being part of the “Gotham Gator Club” in terms of helping him on Wall Street when he left college. He was lured in by the endless internships he’d be able to get.

    He took an internship his first year there and was subsequently punished by Urban Meyer by being moved from Brandon Spikes’ backup to scout team.

    Then Meyer had his advanced math classes removed for remedial math and an elective. Unfortunately, the player had graduated from high school as a junior and was already in community college as a senior, so the math class didn’t count for much.

    The kid transferred after that and his 3.89 GPA was worth crap at other schools because of the quality of classes at Florida. It cost him getting into his first choice academically, even though he’s a fine student. He’ll be in the NFL regardless, but it was still a piss poor job by Meyer.

    Hopefully Muschamp turns things around down there as Florida is actually a pretty solid academic institution and has a high graduation rate.

    Meyer made it an embarrassment at the cost of winning games.

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